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How to Deal With Diabetes in Dogs

One Methods:Types of DiabetesCommunity Q&A Diabetes is a common disease in dogs. The average age of onset of this disease in dogs is 6-9 years. Diabetes is the result of inadequate production of insulin by the islet cells in the pancreas. Insulin controls body sugar (Glucose) in the blood and as it is not adequately produced; it results in an excess/deficiency of glucose in the blood. Consequently, this creates dehydration and the urge to drink large amounts of water. Some dogs inherit this disease from their affected parents. Older dogs…

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How to Deal with a Dog Pregnancy

Three Methods:Preparing for the BirthHelping with the BirthCaring for the PuppiesCommunity Q&A When you find out that your dog is pregnant, you’re happy— but what are you going to do when the puppies arrive and you don’t know a thing about dog birth? This article will tell you everything you need to know, from the highs to the lows of dog pregnancy and birth. Method 1 Preparing for the Birth 1 Start planning ahead right away to find the date that the pups’ arrival is due. Remember that not all…

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How to Cycle a Fish Tank

Four Parts:Cycling with FishPerforming a “Fishless” CyclingSpeeding Up the Cycling ProcessSolving Common ProblemsCommunity Q&A The nitrogen cycle (also known as the nitration cycle) is the process that breaks toxic nitrogen waste products in an aquarium into less harmful components. For this cycle to develop, beneficial bacteria that feed on these waste products need to grow in the aquarium’s filter system. Introducing fish to an aquarium without a healthy nitrogen cycle in place is a bad idea — buildup of waste chemicals can put major stress on the fish, even potentially…

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How to Cure Frequent Dog Vomiting

Two Parts:Diagnosing the Cause of VomitingTreating VomitingCommunity Q&A It is distressing when your dog is sick and starts to vomit. Aside from the mess, vomiting can also signal that there is something seriously wrong with your dog. In most cases vomiting will soon pass, however, some dogs vomit regularly without an immediately obvious cause. These cases can be more difficult to resolve because you need to figure out the underlying cause of the vomiting in order to treat the symptom. Part 1 Diagnosing the Cause of Vomiting 1 Determine if…

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How to Cure Mange in Dogs

Three Parts:Identifying MangeTreating MangePreventing RecurrenceCommunity Q&A Mange is a skin disease caused by mites that affects many animals. In dogs, it is caused by one of three microscopic mites: Cheyletiella, Demodex, or Sarcoptes. Each one causes a different type of mange, with each presenting with similar yet varying degrees of symptoms. Because mange treatments vary by type and severity, it is essential to take your dog to a veterinarian if you suspect that he has mange. Your veterinarian will perform a physical exam, take samples of the mange, prescribe medications,…

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How to Cure Betta Fish Diseases

Three Parts:Identifying Betta Fish DiseasesTreating Betta Fish DiseasesPreventing Betta Fish DiseaseCommunity Q&A If you have ever been to a fish store, you will probably have noticed small, colorful fish in solitary plastic cups. These are the wonderful aquarium fish Betta splendens, or the Siamese Fighting Fish. Unfortunately, these fish are often shipped from their native countries in Asia in unsanitary conditions. With all this added stress, your Betta may be susceptible to several harmful diseases. Most of these diseases are curable with the timely treatment and care. Part 1 Identifying…